Get a new look and feel with themes, use your webcam with websites and enjoy improved stability. Let us know what you think in the comments or in the forums.
Give Opera 12 beta a new look and feel
Themes are a new way to skin your browser. With the new implementation, anyone can style Opera just the way they want. Check out some of the themes and learn how to make your own on Dev.Opera.
Faster and more stable
With 64-bit support made to Opera 12, startup times and page loading is faster than ever before. We now run plugins (such as Flash) as separate processes - this makes Opera a lot more stable.
Camera and Device APIs
Do you have a camera on your computer? By giving Opera 12 beta access to your camera, websites will be able to snap a picture of you directly - instead of uploading a profile picture of yourself. Check out some of demos on Shiny Demos, such as:
At Opera, we know you expect us to keep innovating and to open the web for as many users as possible, it's part of what we do. That's why I'm happy to share this little bit of news with you about the progress being made on WebGL and hardware acceleration for web browsing. Our Core developers explain it in much greater detail here.
More Operating Systems, More Devices
Like Opera some other web browsers offer full hardware acceleration of all draw operations for Windows Vista/7, but at Opera we handle things in a different way. We want everyone to be able to experience rich content on the web. "Our implementation will run on any OS with sufficient hardware support." Tim Johansson explains, "This means we can have full hardware acceleration on Windows XP, Linux, Mac OS X and OpenGL ES 2 capable devices such as recent smart-phones and web-enabled TVs."
Opera will offer the same rich future web content to more devices, new devices, and older devices.
So, if you're into experimental downloads and providing feedback, or doing you're own testing, pass through to the Core Concerns blog ...and read the disclaimers!